A male suspect reportedly robbed an undisclosed amount of money from the Miller’s Outpost store on Hollister Avenue on Tuesday morning.

The suspect was purchasing underwear at approximately 10 a.m. when he reached across the counter and grabbed money from the open cash drawer, a female clerk told police. The suspect did not show or use any type of weapon and no one was hurt during the robbery.

After putting the money in a Miller’s Outpost bag, the suspect left the store and was last seen walking in the Magnolia Shopping Center southbound towards Hollister Avenue, according to Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Dept. Lt. Mike Burridge.

The suspect had become increasingly agitated as the female clerk counted back his change, and was very nervous and acting strangely during the robbery, Burridge said. The store employee told deputies she believes the suspect’s erratic behavior may have been influenced by some sort of drug.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and between 150 and 170 pounds with a “scruffy” beard and mustache. He was wearing a blue baseball hat, a navy blue sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and white tennis shoes, according to Burridge.

A photograph of the suspect from the store’s video surveillance is available at www.sbsheriff.org/pio/.

– Marisa Lagos